Making sense of science and evidence

Tracey Brown
Managing Director, Sense About Science

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Tracey Brown has been the Director of Sense About Science since shortly after it was established in 2002. Sense About Science is a UK charitable trust that equips people to make sense of science and evidence on issues that matter to society. With a network of over 4,000 scientists, Sense About Science works with scientific bodies, research publishers, policy makers, the public and the media, to lead public discussions about science and evidence. The Sense About Science growing Voice of Young Science network engages hundreds of early career researchers in public debates about science. Through award-winning public campaigns, it shares the tools of scientific thinking and the peer review process. In 2010 The Times named Tracey as one of the ten most influential figures in science policy in Britain “for running powerful campaigns on libel reform and independent scientific advice”. Tracey is a trustee of Centre of the Cell and MATTER. In 2009 she became a commissioner for the UK Drugs Policy Commission. She sits on the Outreach Committee of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 2009 was made a Friend of the College.